Research Officer

We are seeking a Research Officer to conduct a range of research which supports The Young Foundation in its mission.

Contract:             Full-time, fixed term for one year

Salary:                 £23,000-£30,000 (+ benefits, including a generous pension scheme, and 28 days annual leave)

Location:             Bethnal Green, London

Start date:           As soon as possible –July 2017


Inequalities are widespread and complex and affect many areas of people’s lives. The Young Foundation is a research and action institute with a track record of confronting these inequalities. We work across the UK and internationally to create insight and social innovations which put people at the heart of social change.

We are seeking a Research Officer to conduct a range of research which supports The Young Foundation in its mission. In particular, this role may involve working across a variety of projects, possibly including:

  • BRIGHT FUTURE: An EU/ESRC-funded mixed-methods transdisciplinary project which focuses on understanding small industrial towns across Europe, seeking to create an evidence base on a range of aspects of life in industrial towns with a view to reimagining their futures in ways which challenge narratives of deprivation and decline.
  • Social Innovation Drive: An EU-funded three-year programme of mixed-methods research seeking to develop an empirical and theoretical understanding of social innovation practice globally.
  • Essex Social Action: A community-based research project seeking to understand and connect with enabling individuals and organisations in two different localities to facilitate community-led social action and change.

This is an important role which requires a research professional with a rounded skill set, including quantitative and qualitative methods. The role will require regular travel within the UK and occasional travel within Europe.

How to apply

Please send a CV (of no more than two pages) and a covering letter (of no more than one page) setting out how your skills and relevant experience relate to the person specification to The covering letter should give details of your current role, salary and notice period, and confirmation that you are a British or EU Citizen or otherwise have the right to work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 30th May.

Interviews will take place on the 12th or 13th June.

We regret that we will only be able to reply, and give feedback, to short-listed applicants.For any questions about this role or about the application process, please contact Amanda Hill-Dixon on +44 20 8990 6263.

The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.